Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer's HERE! Yay! and OH NO!

Technically, it's only day one of summer at my house.
Technically, I've only had one joy filled day with my revered offspring. I was so looking forward to a more laid back schedule (did I mention we have three birthday parties this weekend? plus I work approximately 25 hours every weekend??) so, birthday present shopping it is. But also..must accomplish some freelance writing, also, tentative house/job/school search in Las Vegas, also...OK, I think you get the point.
The thing is, I've been so exited about summer for weeks..sleeping IN! (No-one told my four year old she doesn't need to wake up Mommy and Daddy ten minutes before the alarm) the kids will amuse each other! (or abuse each other, either way...) Some time with my school age child! (ok, so we cuddled on the couch for about forty five minutes and chatted about being the biggest and then she disappeared into her room for 'alone time'? alone time? really?)I can work out every day! (or not)
I do this alot, I idealize how things will be, even though I know, deep down, it won't be that way at all, as a matter of fact, I will be lucky to make it a week without crazy screaming at the top of her lungs mommy...(GO TO YOUR ROOMS NOW!!!I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT!)
I love parenting, I also love the school year. I envy my home school parent-friends right now, because (not only are they awesome, cuz they totally are) but they can wicked out a schedule in a way I never can without someone else dictating it to me i.e. Keegan is here at this time, Leesy is here at this time..and so on..
My point is, it will take me about six weeks to strike a good rhythm and by that point it will be time to start circuit training for school again. At least Mike and I have both taken Mondays off every week for some much needed family time, trips to the zoo, and carowinds (or three hour naps!) I will keep everyone posted about our possible moving status, we don't know much now, but hopefully will soon.
Can anyone help me out with your favorite birthday party (either planned or attended?) and can someone hook me up with a website/blog designer?
Happy summer!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Uncertain certainty

I think my favorite thing about summer (besides sleeping in, which shouldn't be trivialized) is swimming.
Not to be confused with wearing a bathing suit (see earlier post) I like swimming, but not so much liking the picking out of and actual wearing of bathing suit. I would prefer a bathing muumuu and barring that a bathing tent. And while we have lots of opportunities to swim, friends with pools, grandma's with pools, a backyard with a pool, a Y membership with a pool, I still don't quite manage it as much as I'd like.
It's a great workout and stress reliever and it makes me feel ten times better than say, just elipticaling(?) or walking/running (ok mostly walking) on the treadmill.
Which again comes back to the bathing suit thing (which I won't exhaust but lets just say, you can't swim actively with my current suit)
But mostly, I said all that just to say...I love summer.
Or, I usually love summer, right now it's more of a I love summer but
As in...I love summer, but it's a bummer not to know where we need to enroll Keegan.
I love summer, but it's a bummer not to be able to look at houses or make an offer on the one we're in.
I love summer, but it's a bummer that most of our vacations this summer will probably revolve around job interviews.
I love summer, but when the future is uncertain, it's clouds the whole sunny affair.
Please think about us as we wonder about the fall and where we will land.
I hope we know something soon.